Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ligament Surgery?
Ligament Surgery is the repair of the torn/damaged ligaments in the knee. The torn or damaged ligament of the knee is replaced with another tendon which can be obtained from the individual or from a suitable donor. The ligament surgeries can be done in two types which are:
- Arthroscopic-assisted surgery
- Open surgery
What are the advantages of Ligament Surgery?
Some of the advantages of Ligament Surgery are as follows:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Less post-operative pain
- Increases the stability and mobility of the knee
- Less chance of revision surgery
What are the indications of Ligament Surgery?
Ligament Surgery is indicated in the following conditions:
- Popping noise at the time of injury
- Pain in the knee (Damage to the ACL, PCL)
- Severe pain inside of the knee (MCL)
- Swelling around the injured area (ACL, PCL, MCL)
- Instability (ACL, occasionally with PCL)
Who are the best surgeons to perform Ligament Surgery?
A certified and trained Orthopedic Surgeon who is well experienced in performing Ligament Surgery can perform this surgery.
What is the cost of Ligament Surgery?
Minimum cost for Ligament Surgery in Bangalore starts from Rs.50,000
Average expenses for Ligament Surgery in Bangalore is approximately Rs.98,000
Maximum amount to be paid for Ligament Surgery in Bangalore rises up to Rs.2,10,000
Cost of Ligament Surgery depends on factors such as:
- Admission charges
- Consultation fee
- Patient age
- Type of hospital
- Any other lab tests or examination tests, etc
Is Ligament Surgery a major surgery or minor surgery?
Ligament Surgery is a major surgery as it involves the use of the open or arthroscopic approach for the repair and reconstruction of the damaged or torn ligament(s), and depends on the diagnosis and patient’s medical condition.
What are the risks and complications associated with Ligament Surgery?
Risks and complications associated with Ligament Surgery are:
- Knee pain
- Stiffness of the knee
- Poor healing of the graft
- Failure of the graft
- May develop osteoarthritis
How long does it take to complete Ligament Surgery?
Ligament Surgery may take around 2-5 hours to complete.
What is the recovery time for Ligament Surgery?
Individuals who undergo Ligament Surgery may take 5-8 months to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Ligament Surgery?
The success rate of Ligament Surgery depends on the following factors:
- Patient age and medical condition
- Experience of the surgeon
- Type of surgery performed
However, the success rate of Ligament Surgery maybe 85-90%.
Is Ligament Surgery permanent?
Ligament Surgery may or may not be permanent and it depends on how well the reconstructed Ligaments heal.
What are the long-term results of Ligament Surgery?
Few of the long-term results of Ligament Surgery are:
- Better stability and function of the knee
- Improved motion of the knee
Can Ligament Surgery be detected in the future?
Ligament Surgery can be detected in the future either by X-ray or MRI scan examinations.
What are the options if Ligament Surgery fails?
In case of a failed Ligament Surgery, the doctor may recommend revision of the Ligament Surgery.
What are the alternatives for Ligament Surgery?
- Physical therapy
- Use of knee and leg supports